Curriculum Resources & Programs (CRP)
The Community Resource Program (CRP) provides an enriching experience for students and alternative learning perspectives in the classroom. CRP covers a wide variety of topics, which present endless possibilities for students to learn from guest presenters.
Featured Speaker: Council Member Mary Brindle Shares Her Expertise
On Monday, September 11, second graders at Creek Valley Elementary School welcomed guest speaker Mary Brindle, a member of Edina City Council. She was there to introduce the U.S constitution to the students, and she made it fun and interactive, sharing some of her experiences in local government. After the event, Council Member Brindle reflected on her experience: “I am always amazed at the wonderment of young children. Consider what you were doing at age 7. Were you talking about the Three Branches of Government and the Constitution that established them?” Clearly, the young learners made as big an impact on Council Member Brindle as she made on their learning. Thank you, Mary!
Throughout the school year, resource speakers visit classrooms and present their expertise to students. The CRP database is continuously being updated with new resources, providing fresh learning opportunities. Resource speakers are usually scheduled one month in advance, with the exception of some professional organizations which sometimes are scheduled months in advance. To ensure enough time to secure a speaker, requests are required a minimum of one month in advance through the CRP department.
CRP can also help find speakers for themed events such as May Term, Health Fairs, Junior Police and Career Panels. Please note: themed events can take longer to organize, so requests must be submitted 2 months in advance to the event date.
Questions? Contact us!
Kayla Maring, Program Supervisor
Carynn Roehrick, Program Manager